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Date Title
3/3/2015 Fly a flag for the Commonwealth
On Monday 9 March at 10am, over 730 Commonwealth Flags will be flown in locations throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK Overseas Territories and Commonwealth countries to mark Commonwealth Day.
3/3/2015 Illegal tobacco a drag on our community
Organised crime brings illegal tobacco into Surrey and to local dealers who sell to the vulnerable who get hooked on the uncontrolled nicotine content and to people trying to quit attracted by the low prices.
3/3/2015 Are you looking after someone, but juggling too much?
Across Surrey there are people holding down a job and running their home, while providing unpaid care in most cases to an older or frail parent or relative. Often they help care for other family members too.
27/2/2015 Start to stop this No Smoking Day
On 11 March, The British Heart Foundation’s No Smoking Day returns for its 32 nd year. The annual campaign inspires and helps smokers who want to quit. This year, over one million smokers are expected to use No Smoking Day to quit. 
26/2/2015 Apply for Green Waste Club membership
Let us recycle your garden waste for you.
23/2/2015 Parents' Pages 5 to 19 e-bulletin
The spring 2015 edition of Parents' Pages 5 to 19 e-bulletin  is now out and covers issues such as apprenticeships, before and after school clubs, supporting children with bereavement, disability equipment, homework help and much more. Parents, carers and professionals who support them, can  sign up to get a copy sent straight to their inbox.

Parents' Pages 5 to 19 is a dedicated e-bulletin from Surrey Family Information Service (FIS), for parents, carers and grandparents of 5 to 19 year olds (up to 25 years old for young people with a special educational need or a disability) and goes out each half term. For parents and carers of under fives, FIS have a termly magazine .

23/2/2015 Residents urged to make sure they are on the electoral register
On 7 May the General Election will be held, together with elections in 14 district wards and up to 22 parishes/parish wards. Any resident who wants to vote in these elections must be included in the Register of Electors. To register, completed applications must be received no later than 20 April. 
20/2/2015 No increase in district council tax for fifth year – services protected
Last night’s Council meeting agreed Tandridge District Council would not increase the district’s council tax for 2015/2016. This is the fifth year there has been no increase in the district’s share of the council tax.
13/2/2015 Interested in working at the elections?
On 7 May the General Election will be held, together with district and parish elections. 
13/2/2015 World of Work website launch
An initiative to help young people learn about and access the workplace has just been launched. 
13/2/2015 Council tax phone scam
The council tax phone scam is still operating in our area.
11/2/2015 Committee agrees no increase in district council tax
On Monday 9 February the Resources Committee recommended no increase in Tandridge District Council’s share of the council tax for 2015/2016. This is the fifth year there has been no increase. This decision will be put forward to Council on 19 February for agreement.
5/2/2015 Free training in computer & employment skills
Tandridge Voluntary Services Council (TVSC), in partnership with Surrey Lifelong Learning Partnership (SLLP) has been awarded a grant through the European Social Fund to deliver free training in Computer and Employment Skills to any unemployed adults who may need support with computer skills, CVs and completing online job applications.  
30/1/2015 Local businesses have their say
Over 50 local businesses took the opportunity to have their say, at Tandridge District Council’s business event held on Thursday 22 January.
29/1/2015 Fined for not complying with enforcement notice
On Tuesday 27 January at Redhill Magistrates’ Court, Milan Simek of Rookery Hill, Outwood RH1 5QZ, pleaded guilty to not complying with a remedial notice to lower the height of his hedges and was fined £1100, ordered to pay the Council’s costs of £1085 and £110 to the victim support fund.
28/1/2015 New flood repair and renew grant deadlines
There is now more time to apply for a Repair and Renew Grant to better protect your home against future floods.